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Billy Crystal to Host Jewish Event Giving Virtual L’Chaim To First Responders

The LAPD police chief will be among the top law enforcement officers joining Crystal.
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May 18, 2020
Billy Crystal attending the Samsung Studio at SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas, March 15, 2015. Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Samsung.

If you turn up for this Zoom cocktail event, you better look mahvelous.

Billy Crystal will be hosting as the Secure Community Network, the security advisory body to U.S. Jewish community, raises a glass on Wednesday evening to the first responders who have been on the front lines during the coronavirus pandemic.

Crystal, the comic who starred in movies such as “When Harry Met Sally,” in the 1980s coined the phrase “You look mahvelous” as Fernando, an oleaginous nightlife host on “Saturday Night Live.”

FBI Director Christopher Wray and the chiefs of the Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles police departments will be among the top law enforcement officers joining Crystal in an event dubbed “Virtual L’Chaim.”

“Medical professionals, law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs and so many others are devoting their lives to ensure our communities are as safe as possible,” Michael Masters, the director of SCN, said in a statement on the 20-minute, which is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. and will also be seen on Facebook.

SCN is formally affiliated with the Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

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